It’s not our fault we’re bored in quarantine. After all, it’s been almost two months. There’s only so much bread we can bake, there’s only so many shows we can binge, and there’s only so many workouts we can try. For those in Hollywood—from actors to writers to producers to stunt performers—its been especially frustrating, as work has been put on hold across the industry. What’s a person to do?
If you’re Zoe Bell, you round up your fellow stuntwomen, call in a few favors, and create the “Boss Bitch Fight Challenge”: a.k.a. what might be one of the coolest compilation videos we’ve seen so far.
Bell, known for her work with Lucy Lawless in Xena: Warrior Princess and Uma Thurman in Kill Bill, is one of today’s most accomplished stunt performers. So it’s not surprising that she was able to pull together a roster of talent that includes not only high-profile colleagues but A-list actresses such as Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Halle Berry, Margot Robbie, Thandie Newton, Zoe Saldana, and Cameron Diaz—and that’s just scratching the surface of cameos we caught in the five-minute video.
Nicknamed #KnockdownLockdown, “Boss Bitch Fight Challenge” is a delightful treat filled with punches, kicks, and head bangs. Similar to the “pass the brush” challenges done by cosplayers, each actor or stuntwoman contributes to the ongoing “fight” started by Bell with their own form of retaliation. And it’s all set to the KT Tunstall’s “The Healer” with the singer making a cameo at the end of the video. Be prepared to see defensive moves in the form of household items such as paint cans, shovels, and weights. (Or, if you’re Pugh, a wine bottle. Hey, we’re in quarantine. Anything can be a weapon if used correctly!)
The fact that the compilation is edited together from personally shot videos makes it feel more special, not to mention a true quarantine effort. (Our favorite is Robbie retaliating with her Harley Quinn bat. What a hero!) We’re not the only ones who can’t wait to see movies again and see our favorite stars in action on the big screen but for now, we’re lucky to have a little taste of movie magic to tide us over.
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